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chef free

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  • Birthday 06/04/1960

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    Bootleg trading, Hendrix, Gov't Mule, Allmans, Garcia/Dead, the Blues, Mountain Bikes, Pirate Radio, astronomy, being outside, BBQ, beer.

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  1. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    MY Warriors are hurting! Let's see: Curry, sprained ankle (again!) Durant, broken rib (cartilage) Thompson, broken thumb McCaw, broken wrist Casspi, sprained ankle And recently the following have been out: Green, sore shoulder West, cyst on arm Iguodala, sprained wrist Bell, sprained ankle (twice!)
  2. Your Top Ten Gigs and Worst Gig Ever

    Plus Rick "Rock and Roll Hoochi-koo" Derringer put on an awesome show!
  3. Hello from a painting hermit!

    Cool! Post some more of your work! Have you done one of the whole band?
  4. Radio broadcast reels mystery

    Everything there is available for free on the internet...
  5. Your Top Ten Gigs and Worst Gig Ever

    Wow! Tough challenge, I've seen a lot of shows. Here's what comes to mind right now. "Best" shows (more like most memorable right now!): Grateful Dead, Closing of Winterland, Dec. 31, 1978. What can I say? Last show at Winterland, the Blues Brothers LIVE, three sets of Grateful Dead including the first Dark Star in years AND breakfast at 7 am? King Crimson, Nov. 27, 1981. The reunion of King Crimson after a seven year hiatus, such intense playing, crowd on their feet for the whole show, Fripp actually STOOD UP during his solo in Frame by Frame! Grateful Dead, Sept, 12, 1981. The most high on LSD I ever was in public! Sparks off the fingertips, shared hallucinations, the whole deal. Everyone was totally dosed, during the set break it was "dead" silent as we all grinned like fools, the Dead's keyboard player came out and played the some mellow music to bring the crowd down a little before the second set. My future and current wife (37 years so far!) and I were WELDED TOGETHER FOREVER! Queen, Dec. 16, 1978. Can a band be perfect? This was one of those shows that was so involving that it seemed to last about 20 min. If you are a Queen fan, look up the setlist! Patti Smith, Jan. 24, 2015. I was a big fan but never caught her back in the day, my wife too, now our youngest daughter is a fan. To quote her "That was the most high energy, non-ironic punk show I've ever seen! The Blind Boys of Alabama, Feb. 8, 2003. A spiritual experience! We were clapping and singing and shaking our hands as Jimmy Carter (lead singer) walked through the parting crowd doing the 100 foot mic cord routine! King Crimson, Oct. 3, 2014. The opposite of the '81 show, perfectly rehearsed, great improv sections, totally poised yet unmistakably CRISMO! And three drummers? Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Concord Pavillion, date unknown, pretty sure late '90's, That Crazy Horse grinding Wall of Distortion! Show ended with about 45 min of Down by the River>Hurricane>Powderfinger! Nuff said! Snack Sunday (look it up!) March 23, 1975, My first outdoor rock festival, my first Dead show, plus The Doobie Brothers, Santana, Jefferson Starship, Tower of Power, Joan Baez and finally The Band backing Bob Dylan and Neil Young! Bob even managed to whip up some new lyrics for his current hit Knocking on Heaven's Door! Montrose, Sept. 27, 1975. The original band with Sammy Hagar, touring their second (and final) album! I stood against the stage in front of Ronnie and when he squatted down to play the solo on I Got the Fire, we all laid our hands on his Les Paul as he wailed away! Honorable Mentions: Phil and Friends, Dec. 31, 2000. Susan Tedeschi Derek Trucks opened. Phil's guitar players were Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule) Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit), at midnight three wizards were carried to the stage where they were revealed to be Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann! It was the first time they played together since Jerry died! Yes, Oct. 07, 1978. Yes In The Round, on a rotating stage, as each member faced you, they were up in the mix. It was the first show I ever went to that sounded really good, better than the best home stereo I'd ever heard. Worst Show: Without a doubt it was Aerosmith Dec. 1, 1977. So bad for so many reasons! Mostly the totally fucked up band, they were out of tune, Joe Perry could barely stand, the sound was horrible, the crowd was unruly, absolutely nothing good to say about this show! Dishonorable Mention: Led Zeppelin, July 24, 1977. The single most disappointing show I ever saw! Man, I had high hopes, I had tickets for the Oakland '75 show but we all know what happened there. I waited for two more years, hoping for their return and WOW what a bummer! The band was a couple of hours late, Page was obviously totally wrecked and he looked like a junkie, the band seemed pissed off and bored, except for Plant, and the performance was dull. Yes I said it, I saw Led Zeppelin live and I was bored!
  6. 3/21/75 Seattle -- Soundboard vs. Matrix

    Only criticism of either version is the low volume of Jimmy's guitar. It's a little louder on the audience recording, so I prefer the matrix.
  7. Make me laugh!

    This made me laugh the other day! My youngest daughter asked me to paint the ceiling of her bedroom white. She was gone for a few days so I did the job, I guess I didn't get the lines perfectly straight because when she got back, I wasn't home but my wife reports this exchange: Daughter: "Who painted this?" Wife: "Dad." Daughter: "Was he DRUNK?" I've been laughing all day!
  8. Random Thoughts v.3

    They were another victim of on-line sales. It's how the Market works, remember when Toys-R-Us opened they (and other warehouse stores) killed off the independently owned "mom and pop" toy stores.
  9. Random Thoughts v.3

    The tendency to disconnect complex issues from reality and try to sort them into the "Liberal" or the "Conservative" box is a big chunk of the problem. By being unwilling to compromise, extremists on the Left and Right control the debate by making rational discussion impossible. This is why I could never be a Republican or a Democrat.
  10. Random Thoughts v.3

    Stupid Daylight Savings Time...
  11. 2018 NFL THREAD

    Or maybe no one took them serious so they could just sneak those end-of-the-season wins...
  12. 2018 NFL THREAD

    R. Sherman on D and Jimmy Jesus at QB!?!? Maybe the 'niners have a chance this year...
  13. What Made You Un-Happy Today ?

    Woke up with a bad sore throat!